chat logs being saved?

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Tue Feb 16 22:56:14 EST 2010

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 18:35, Marcelo Fleitas <mfleitas at> wrote:
> Does Pidgin record and save chat logs of AIM messages even if the option to
> do so is turned off. I did not want pidgin to record my chat logs on my work
> computer but I heard this may be happening anyway. Is this possible?

If the logging preference is disabled, Pidgin will save logs.  Note
that old logs are not deleted when you disable logging.

> If these chat logs (through Pidgin) are being recorded is there any way to
> access them without knowing my AIM password?

If logs are actually present, they are simply text files (the location
of these is described in the FAQ), so anyone with access to your
machine's filesystem can see them.


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